Lavender and white curtains have replaced the doors of a closet in this bedroom, providing a sharp contrast to the dark purple wall color in the room. A white shelving unit inside the closet provides ample space for hanging up clothes, storing knickknacks and doing homework.
To add dimension to the bookcases in this sitting area, the back panel is covered with wallpaper for a touch of the unexpected. The space in front is used to create a quaint conversation area with two chairs and a side table.
A wild mix of patterns and dark purple walls give this eclectic living room fun, fabulous flair. Metallic accessories bring a hint of glamour and complement the pale color of the chevron-striped armchair.
This bedroom, one of three in the home, mixes its Victorian roots with colorful, eclectic details like the rainbow rug and dark purple ceiling. A curlicue metal bed holds court from the middle of the room.
A traditional tufted sofa with nailhead trim is brightened with a yellow and a purple patterned throw pillow. Lavender pottery sits on the glass coffee table, and a darker purple lamp rests on the matching end table. A contemporary purple rug adds graphic punch to the space, while abstract painted canvases bring a soft touch to the walls.
Sweet-tasting and tapered, ‘Deep Purple’ carrots grow to 7 or 8 inches long. They’re dark purple inside and out, although the color fades when the carrots are cooked. Try quickly stir-frying them to preserve the color.
This cozy settee was chosen by the homeowners to be a comfortable spot for reading to their daughters. Bought at Crate and Barrel, designer Stephanie Rossi customized it with pale linen upholstery and a wide central stripe of dark purple wool.
As seen on HGTV's "Genevieve's Renovation," the dressing area in Genevieve Gorder's master suite is spacious, with an elegant chandelier as well as a stackable washer and dryer. A mirrored island countertop reflects the light from the sparkling chandelier, brightening the room's dark purple wallpaper. The glass shower entry is a convenient addition to the closet.
To make the pattern last in this high-traffic zone, the designers used high-gloss airport runway paint. The contrast of the dark purple against the white background turns a simple pattern into a dramatic style statement.
'Black Mission' figs originated in Spain and have become popular for their dark purple-black skins and sweet, red flesh. The pear-shaped fruits are delicious when eaten out of hand or cooked for jams and jellies. Hardy in zones 7 to 10.
Native to the Mediterranean region, the bay tree is widely cultivated as an ornamental there and as a houseplant in colder climates – mainly because it’s an excellent candidate for growing as a topiary. Hardy only to zone 7, it’s ideal for forming low hedges. Although it can grow into a tree up to 40 to 50 feet tall, bay is often maintained as a large shrub in containers. In spring, it puts out small yellow flowers, which by fall develop into dark purple berries.
Thanks to fresh paint, an updated floor, ready-made cabinets and double-hang rod installation, what was a disorganized closet is now functions more as a sophisticated, organized dressing room for an elegant, stylish tween.